Dharmendra: Back in action!

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By HT

Mumbai, June 1 -- While many Bollywood actors, who are still in their forties, are already undergoing multiple surgeries to recuperate from the injuries they have suffered while shooting, veteran actor Dharmendra is still going strong. Popularly known as the He-Man of Bollywood, the actor is still keeping fit and performing daring stunts at the age of 77. Dharmendra, who has performed several action scenes in his films earlier, will be once again seen in his action avatar for his next, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (YPD 2).

The actor had to swing by a rope and jump from a height of 40 feet for a stunt in this film. "Given his age, Dharmendra is still very fit. He has a masculine physique and can pull off action stunts even today. The scene is a part of the climax of YPD 2. With this scene, I can say that many people will once again see the He-Man of Bollywood in action," says Sangeeth Sivan, the director of the film.

Sangeeth also says that the actor was very excited to perform the stunt on his own. "Dharmendra does all his scenes with full sincerity and gets excited about them as if he is working in his first film. He gave his best for the action scene and dedicated an entire day to performing the stunt. I feel privileged to work with a legend like him," says the director.

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